Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre


Type:Activity Organiser

Woodmill Lane, Swaythling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2JR

Tel: 023 8091 5746

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre


Woodmill is a specialist canoeing centre with access to a private lake and the River Itchen, The Waters around Woodmill together with the Centre's lake provide superb conditions for those taking their first paddle.

The Centre has modern teaching facilities, expert tuition and home to a comprehensively stocked Woodmill Canoe Shop.

Please refer to website for course prices.

The Centre has extensive grounds of 17 acres offering a wide range of activities for adults and young people including: Paddlesport, Low and Hight Ropes, Bushcraft, Kayaking, Fishing, Abseiling, Orienteering, Climbing, Trapeze, Archery, Tunnelling, Bridge Making, Rafting, Shelter Building, Challenge Course and Environmental Studies all year round.

Woodmill also has a scheduled camping area which is available for group use. The Centre owns a comprehensive fleet of boats, lecture rooms, a comfortable lounge and wheelchair access to changing rooms and downstairs classrooms. The fleet, specialist kit and equipment are reguarly updated,inspected and maintained. Due to our modern facilities we are able to cater for participants with physical and or learning disabilities.

Parties, individual and group courses, clubs, tasters and activities are offered from 8 years old. All teaching staff are trained and qualified to national standards for watersports and land activities.

All of the activities are fantastic sports which can be enjoyed by everyone no matter who you are. If you would like to have a go at either paddling or climbing we run 3 hour taster sessions from May to September. The Centre will supply all the specialist equipment and protective clothing to keep you warm and safe. All you need is a pair of non slip shoes (which may get wet). Our fully qualified instructors will give you expert tuition to get out and about and enjoying yourself in no time in a safe and stimulating environment.

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  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M27, exit Junction 5. Follow A335 (Thomas Lewis Way) Turn left into High Road (Swaythling) then left at traffic lights onto Woodmill Road.

Public Transport Directions

St Denys Train station: 0.7 milesSwaythling Train station: 0.5 milesSouthampton Airport and Parkway station: 0.7 milesSouthampton Central Rail Station: 1 mileUni-link bus numner U1,U2, U6 and U9 (Portswood Road/Wessex Lane stop)30 minute walk to Southampton Central 1.6 miles

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